Show and tell

13 Jul

Newham Show 2015

Yet more shenanigans at “the Mayor’s” Newham Show.

Just as they did last year. the Focus E15 campaign decided to use a Sir Robin’s publicly funded propaganda fest to draw attention to his less-than-enlightened housing polices. As the event is paid for by residents and held in a public park they have every right to attend and talk to who they want to. But the council’s security people took a different view. Leaflets were confiscated and the campaigners were physically ejected from the site. 

As the picture above shows, things got a bit physical.

And there was no shortage of swearing either, though this year it wasn’t directed at the public.

Cabinet member for ‘building communities’  – and Sir Robin’s new best friend – councillor Ken Clark spotted Ahmed Noor wearing a Newham councillor teeshirt at the community tent. He demanded to know who gave “that bastard a fucking teeshirt.” Although Noor is currently suspended from the Labour party he is still a councillor, but this nicety was beyond our Ken. He then directed a volley of four-letter words at Noor and his friends, leaving no-one in any doubt that  the Plaistow councillor should depart post-haste. And anyone that’s a “fucking friend” of Noor is now Clark’s “fucking enemy”: he would “fucking get him.”

The whole extraordinary tirade was witnessed by members of public and several other Newham councillors. Given that Ken Clark is about twice the size Ahmed Noor – who is also fasting at the moment – they were for once sympathetic to Noor. 

Once again it seems that Sir Robin and his cabinet believe they have they have the right to scream at, abuse and threaten who they like, especially at the Newham Show.  

3 Responses to “Show and tell”

  1. terry ball July 13, 2015 at 20:06 #

    noor is obviously bringing the party into disrepute and has tried taking advantage of his position ,as for his ex colleagues swearing that is nothing as we have seen the queens husband cussing the photographer for taking to long at the photo shoot ,35 years ago when councillors were real men they used to have stand up fights in the town hall and get rid of those who offended their public and the party .bunch of softies will probably give noor a pay rise and make him say sorry for wearing the newham tee shirt .

  2. d July 14, 2015 at 18:51 #

    If any of the candidates for leadership of the labour party should ever wonder why the party has lost over 4.5 million voters over the last fifteen years, the situation in Newham might point to some of the reasons why.. Wales, like many wears the clothes of ‘caring for all’ but sheds them as the situation suits.
    If there is an upside to this it is that if wales thought his next few years would be a walk in the park, he’s wrong.

  3. Nick Foster July 29, 2015 at 21:41 #

    There was email sent to all councillors by the member of public, demanded to kick out ken clark, sir robin still try to save him

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